The Nameless King
The Nameless King
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NG hp.png HP poise.png Poise souls.png Souls
0 4,577 80,000
1 4,582 160,000
2 5,040 176,000
3 5,269 180,000
4 5,498 192,000
5 5,956 196,000
6 6,186 200,000
7 6,415 204,000
Physical Absorption
physical-def.png Standard -4%
strike-def.png Strike -6.6%
slash-def.png Slash -2.7%
thrust-def.png Thrust -27.4%
Elemental Absorption
magic-def.png Magic -17%
fire-def.png Fire 15.5%
lightning-def.png Lightning -70.3%
dark-def.png Dark -30%
Immunitities
bleed.png Bleed Susceptible
poison.png Poison Susceptible
frost.png Frost Susceptible

Lore

Theorized by many to be the nameless first-born of Lord Gwyn, he rides the Stormdrake he befriended in the Age of Ancients.

The Nameless King was once a dragon-slaying god of war, before he sacrificed everything to ally himself with the ancient dragons.

— Description of the Soul of the Nameless King

Once a slayer of dragons, the former king and wargod tamed a Stormdrake, on which he led a lifetime of battle.

— Description of Lightning Storm

General Information

Rumoured to be a forgotten heir, the Nameless King may be found riding his Stormdrake (the "King of the Storm") before claiming his soul, as was custom.

This fight is optional.

Location

Archdragon Peak

  • Near the Great Belfry Bonfire. Players must ring the giant bell by pulling the lever in order to activate the boss encounter.

Summons

None

Item Drops

Nameless King Set can be bought for 36,000 Souls from the Shrine Handmaid after his defeat.

Moveset

  • Basic Combos: Rider swings, thrusts, or slams his swordspear.
  • Leap: Pauses, before flying to a new position.
  • Forward Leaping Thrust: Drake leaps towards the player while the rider thrusts.
  • Lightning Smash: The rider, charges his swordspear with lightning before slamming it down and creating an AoE.
  • Aerial Lightning Spear & Dive: The drake takes flight, and while it is circling above, the rider charges up and tosses a lightning bolt, followed by swooping down for a swing.
  • Vertical Fire Breath: The drake roars, flies upwards, and hovers while breathing Fire below in a wide circular AoE.
  • Fire Breath: Rears its head back before breathing Fire left-to-right.

Phase Transition: After King of the Storm reaches 0 HP, the Nameless King stabs his Stormdrake, claiming its soul.

  • Wind Wave Slash: Swings and creates a slow horizontal wave, or slams and creates a fast vertical one.
  • Basic Attacks: Swings, thrusts, or slams.
  • Aerial Assaults: Flies up before pausing, followed by diving for a thrust.
  • Delayed Thrust: Rears back swordspear before dashing forward and thrusting.
  • Grab: Rears back swordspear and pauses, before dashing forward and thrusting, picking up and slamming down the target if it connects.
  • Gap Creator: Creates a wind wave while dashing away.

Combo Extension: <60% HP, gains additional attacks.

  • Lightning Smash: Raises and charges swordspear before smashing down in an AoE that later disperses into lighting bolts.
  • Falling Bolt: Charges his swordspear with lightning, then thrusts it up into the air. After a short delay, a bolt of lightning strikes down at the player's location.

Strategies

Notes

  • Dealing 44.4% of King of the Storm's maximum HP in damage to their head will open them up for a Critical attack.
  • Nameless King's Poise can be broken to expose him for a Critical attack.
  • Despite Hawkwood's Summon Sign being located in the area, he will not join you in the fight against the Nameless King. He will leave after the bell is rung.
  • King of the Storm takes reduced damage in the neck (rather than the head), torso, and claws.
Absorptions Standard Strike Slash Thrust Magic Fire Lightning Dark
Neck 12.0% 9.8% 13.1% -7.8% 1.0% 28.5% -44.1% -10.0%
Torso 20.0% 18.0% 21.0% 2.0% 10.0% 35.0% -31.0% 0.0%
Claws 84.0% 83.6% 84.2% 80.4% 82.0% 87.0% 73.8% 80.0%

Bugs

  • Rarely, one may get stuck inside the fog wall after entering it.
  • Falling Bolt attack won't spawn if the Nameless King is not on the screen.

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